Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool – Match Review
Liverpool earned a deserved point away at Chelsea as the hosts struggled to create many clear cut chances in a stretched game at Stamford Bridge.
Despite possessing numerous creative players, Chelsea were not at their best and a spirited Liverpool fully deserved their point from West London.
After a lacklustre opening twenty minutes, neither team could settle in the game as the visitors harried Chelsea into basic mistakes that were evident throughout the game.
However, Blues skipper John Terry opened the scoring with a delightful header from a corner on 20 minutes, but Liverpool will have expected to be a lot closer to the former England captain, instead of allowing the free header which he made the most of.
Terry was then stretchered off with a serious knee injury after a clash with Luis Suarez that looks set to keep him out for a good few months after just coming back from his FA inflicted suspension.
Liverpool weren’t simply sitting back and taking the onslaught as Suarez and Sterling were a constant threat without creating too many clear cut chances in the first half.
The Reds came at Chelsea in the second half and grabbed a deserved equaliser through their main man Suarez, who headed home from close range after poor defending once again by Chelsea from a corner.
Both managers then made changes and the game became very open with Liverpool possibly edging it near the end without having many chances to steal all three points once again from Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea remain just behind the Manchester clubs in third spot but Liverpool are floundering somewhat in 13th place in the table with just two league wins under Brendan Rodgers.